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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by hv43082, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. theonedub

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    That looks to be the one
     
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    Corsair A70 is nice!! I got one on my I7 920 OCed to 4ghz @ 1.27V, Idles 38 deg full load is 69-70 Deg CEL

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    Vantec for the win

    VANTEC VA4-C7040 74mm TMD (Tip-Magnetic Driving) C...

    i took this fan and applied it to a Socket AM2 Heatsink. run at 5400-6200 rpms. Loud but at a 20% over clock idles at 27c and no higher then 48 at full load for a few hours playing Games.


    I would recommend this fan to anybody. too bad its out of stock :(

    TMD (Tip-Magnetic Driving) FOR THE WIN!!!!
     
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    Coming from a Vendetta 2 that would cool an i7 average overclock just fine, there is something that, at least, the Noctua does a lot better: Tons less noise or silent like I've done in the past.

    You could easily sell off the two fans that come with it for 20 bucks each. Then the cooler becomes a ~$50 heat sink that will run away from anything else in the same price range especially if you have an extra fan.
     
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    Was looking for a cooler upgrade from my Noctua U12F which has served me well for ages. Was considering the Noctua D14 but alas I have OCZ Reaper which is quite tall, so it's not an option. Instead I thought I'd go with the Prolimatech Super-Mega, hopefully it should be good.
     
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    They didn't include the Silver Arrow in the "apples to apples" test.

    The Silver Arrow and D14 have a slight edge in performance and the Silver Arrow has a slight edge over the D14 in design and fan performance. The ZT-10D looks good for the price but the True Spirit is still the king value wise. So it's sorta in a weird niche where it's not the best outright but not the best value either.
     
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    Wrong. You can use the D14 you just might not be able to use the front fan but that depends on how you turn the cooler. I have the old silver (blue) design G.Skill Pi and are probably about as tall as the OCZ Reapers. On my P6T6 I turned the cooler toward the PCIe slots and can use a 2 fan setup without problems.
     
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    I don't want it facing that way. If I had the D14 I'd want the full 3 fan setup on it. I want my ram the way it is, so as mentioned it is not personally an option.
     
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    There really is no advantage with a 3 fan setup on the D14 (1-2C at best). Even the 2 fans it comes with is about optimal. Anything more then about 1200 rpm fans really return very little except an increase in noise.
     
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    No benefit for extra static pressure?
     
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    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/noctua-nh-d14_6.html

    I know its only one review, but the results are consistent regardless of review.
    2 Noctua fans full speed --------- 74C
    2 Noctua + TR-FDB 1200 rpms --- 72C
    2 TR-FDB 2000 rpms ------------- 70C

    I don't have any TR-FDB 2000 rpm fans but I'm sure of this: 2 Noctua D14 fans are quieter then 2 TR-FDB 2000 rpm fans.

    The Silver Arrow has shown that it does better with higher speed fans because of the closer fin spacing then the Noctua.
     
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    Ah ok then, cheers. Wasn't sure how tightly packed the fins were.
     
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    The Noctua is somewhere in the 2-2.5 fin spacing while the TR is little less then 2.0 (thinking ~1.8).
     
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    Isn't the Prolimatech Megahalems and the Thermalright Venomous-X equipped with two high performance fans, still considered the best performing heatsinks?
     
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    the D14 is a lot better than the mega, since i own both, the D14 with stock coolers is better than the mega with R4 CM fans at 1900rpm
     

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